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Kinder CBA won't help Maple Leafs

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08:28 AM ET 09.02 | when commissioner Gary Bettman talks of needing a new financial system to make his NHL work, he isn't talking about anything that relates to Toronto hockey. He isn't talking about us, at all. In fact, quietly the owners of the Leafs - Bell, Rogers and Larry Tanenbaum - must cringe every time they hear Bettman's rhetoric: Their business has never been better while their team has rarely been worse. Nothing will come of this eventual deal between players and owners that will help Toronto hockey. But the setback can't possibly be as troubling as it was seven years ago. In truth, the Leafs still haven't recovered from the lost year and who knows when the real recovery will begin.

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September 2, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Duh!

September 2, 2012  08:54 AM ET

It wouldn't matter if they removed the salary cap altogether. The Leafs are able to spend well north of $100 million dollars annually on salaries, the Front Office has never been willing to go all-out for a championship. Their profits are re-invested in real estate developments and acquisitions.

And the chants continue - 19- 67! 19-67!

(Sigh)

September 2, 2012  09:25 AM ET

Nothing will hep the Leafs, they have no owner and therefore no direction.........and they have Burke!!

September 2, 2012  09:32 AM ET

OK so they have an explanation for the last 7 years. What have they got to say about the 38 years before that?

September 2, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Kinder CBA won't help Maple Leafs

A genie and three wishes wouldn't help the Leafs.

September 2, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nothing will hep the Leafs, they have no owner and therefore no direction.........and they have Burke!!

But he's highly entertaining to the rest of us.

September 2, 2012  10:21 AM ET

"Their business has never been better."

That's because To***to fans are the ultimate sheep. Don't believe me? Click on below.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/29/maple-leafs-take-paint-drying-to -another-level-with-stream

September 2, 2012  10:26 AM ET

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/29/maple-leafs-take-paint-drying-to -another-level-with-stream

If this doesn't work go to the To***to Sun sports section. :-)

September 2, 2012  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/29/maple-leafs-take-paint-drying-to -another-level-with-streamIf this doesn't work go to the To***to Sun sports section. :-)

Got lost but did find this: Missing woman unwittingly joins search party for herself.

September 2, 2012  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Got lost but did find this: Missing woman unwittingly joins search party for herself.

Ah those wacky Leaf fans.

Try going to Google and type in "paint drying". It's the third one down. Enjoy.

September 2, 2012  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It wouldn't matter if they removed the salary cap altogether. The Leafs are able to spend well north of $100 million dollars annually on salaries, the Front Office has never been willing to go all-out for a championship. Their profits are re-invested in real estate developments and acquisitions. And the chants continue - 19- 67! 19-67! (Sigh)

Many years ago, they started to have tributes for WW I vets as their number dwindled down and one of them would pass away. Now we have none left. Then they began doing the same thing for WW II vets as fewer and fewer of them remain alive. I fully expect the Leafs to embrace the practice any day now with the survivors of that '67 team. Pretty soon, there will come a time when we will have no Cup winning Leaf walking this Earth.

September 2, 2012  12:35 PM ET

I really believe that another team in the GTA would be the best thing for the Leafs ..

September 2, 2012  12:50 PM ET

Kindness + Irkness = Oxymoron

 
September 2, 2012  09:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

But he's highly entertaining to the rest of us.

Nice!

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